A minor but entertaining account of the making of Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO, and more specifically Hitchcock's at times strained but ultimately deeply symbiotic relationship with his wife, Alma. The scenes in which Hitch interacts with an imaginary Ed Gein are unnecessary and distracting, and the editing is sloppy, but the film is nonetheless a mostly innocuous entertainment with some fine performances.
Slickly produced but ultimately hollow exploration of Barack Obama's past through lots of speculative psychology and hypothetical statements. Like some kind of conservative Michael Moore, writer/director Dinesh D'Souza manages to make it all about himself. When he's not citing himself as a source, he's calling in doctors to make speculative psychological diagnoses, connecting him to his father's anti-colonial views. Hard to take seriously when its so light on fact and so heavy on assumption and partisan "what ifs?"
A true crime writer moves into a home where the murder at the center of his new book took place, and discovers a box of old home movies that reveal a series of grisly murders that may be connected by the same evil force. Takes a bit too long to end, but it's completely unnerving, featuring some of the most disquieting imagery in recent horror memory. The scariest movie since THE DESCENT.
A few script problems aside, longtime Eastwood collaborator Robert Lorenz's directorial debut, TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE, is a refreshingly old fashioned yarn about an aging baseball talent scout (Eastwood) whose failing health leads his estranged daughter to accompany him on one last scouting trip. Feels like something Eastwood would have directed in the 90s, TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE is a well honed crowd pleaser with some top notch performances by Eastwood and Amy Adams.